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Another comment on Eyes Wide Shut

By Marty Jonas, 30 August 1999

I find it difficult writing about Stanley Kubrick's last film Eyes Wide Shut because, basically, nothing happens.

A third of all those evicted in Britain suffer with mental illness

By Julie Hyland, 30 August 1999

Local Authorities in Britain are continuing to evict mentally ill people onto the streets, according to a new report by the national homelessness charity Crisis.

Behind the politics of "reconciliation"

By Nick Beams, 30 August 1999

To the casual observer, the passage last Thursday of a resolution by the Australian federal parliament expressing “deep and sincere regret” for past injustices against the Aboriginal people might appear as a step towards the achievement of genuine social equality.

The political issues facing Detroit teachers

By Socialist Equality Party, 30 August 1999

As Detroit teachers prepare for possible strike action they are well aware that they are facing a fundamental attack on working conditions, living standards and the very principle of public education.

The speculative appreciation of the stock market: a reply to a letter

By Nick Beams, 30 August 1999

The following letter, written by WSWS Editorial Board member Nick Beams, replies to a message from a reader. The message is appended below.

Britain's Labour government massages the figures on hospital waiting time

By Julie Hyland, 28 August 1999

Labour's efforts to cut hospital waiting lists by cooking the books are endangering people's lives, official statistics reveal.

East Timorese prepare to vote in UN referendum

By Peter Symonds, 28 August 1999

Just days before the UN-supervised referendum was due to take place over the future of East Timor, violent clashes erupted in the capital of Dili between pro-Indonesian militia groups and supporters of the separatist National Council for Timorese Resistance (CNRT).

One and a half million poor in Britain going without gas and electricity

By Chris Marsden, 28 August 1999

Gas and electricity companies last year forced between one and one and a half million of Britain's poorest people to “self-disconnect” their energy supplies, because they could not afford to feed the prepayment meter.

Political aftershocks in Turkey

By Justus Leicht, 28 August 1999

There is great anger among broad layers of the Turkish population over the actions (and inactions) of the state following the most devastating earthquake in the country's history. The government, president and army leadership have reacted to the widespread discontent with a mixture of scornful arrogance and nervousness. Suddenly, the deep gulf that separates the political establishment from the vast majority of the people has become visible.

Some interesting films on US television, August 28-September 3

By Marty Jonas (MJ) and David Walsh (DW), 28 August 1999

Video pick of the week—find it in your video store